Gray, Owls, and Chevron!

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I wanted a nursery that was "out of the box".  I wanted something completely original and something that my husband and I created together.  Thank goodness he is so handy.  He built the raised panel wanes coating and put in the rustic wood floors all by himself.  He also built the closet and the book shelves.  I created custom curtains by using the leftover paint from the closet project and also painted all of the pictures frames to coordinate with our color scheme.  I found a lot of amazing details on Etsy.

Design Inspiration

My husband really wanted to build molding for the walls and I fell in love with the bedding.  We decided on a Turquoise and Gray color scheme and everything kind of fell into place.  The owls and the chevron were an after thought but probably ended up being my favorite elements.

Decorating Style

I am very matchy-matchy and I fight it so bad.  I love more of an eclectic look.  I am very detail oriented and love love LOVE accessories.

Project Details

The crib and dresser are Vista Couture by Sorelle Furniture.

Bedding is Full Circle Crib Bedding from Land of Nod.

The chair is the Ektorp Chair from Ikea.  We just found an old nursery glider and actually removed the "glider" portion and plan to attach it to the bottom of this Ikea chair.  The rug is also from Ikea.

Lamp and mirror are both random Home Goods purchases.

Frames were all from either TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Home Goods and then spray painted to match our colors.

Book shelves were made with leftover molding pieces by my husband.

Totes in closet were from Lowes.

Owl pillow was made by jppinkdaisy (etsy).

Love pillow was made by honeypiedesign (etsy).

Chevron pillow on chair was made by simplydivinebyjoann (etsy).

Chevron ottoman was made by aletafae (etsy).

Chevron diaper caddy was made by baffinbags (etsy).

Owl always love you print was from pumpkinandbutterfly (etsy).

ABC Love print was from 2142stuart (etsy).

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the bedding, the owl pillow, the chevron details, and all of the pictures in the frames.


Keep it simple and clean.  Find a color scheme and just go with it.  Pick pieces that speak to you and that you fall in love with...


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    Laur…you nursery is beautiful. I love the beautiful color scheme. It is so crisp and clean

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    Love !!! It turned out amazing!! Looks like it belongs and a magazine! Jeff should be proud of his hard work! It’s amazing to see how well all your choices came together!!! Can I hire you both!! :) lots of love!!

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    Obsessed with this room! It turned out amazing. Such an uncommon color scheme that just totally works!! Can’t wait to see the baby in it!

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    Wow- Love it!! It is really great inspiration for what I am trying to do in our nursery! Clean, not too ‘babyish’. Is your ottoman 18″ or 24″?

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    You did an amazing job on this nursery! I love it…so original and the colors are happy and serene at the same time!

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    Laur and Jeff –
    I absolutely love love it ! So creative and chic ! Most definitely need to send these photos to a magazine !
    Jeff did my nursery too and Its also looks amazing he’s great :-)

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    Love the nursery. I really like the curtains. Did I read that right…u painted them? Could u provide more details because I would like to do this for my little one’s nursery in navy. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the compliments!! Teal Changing pad cover is from Littleowlsnest (etsy) in the aquamarine color. Gray paint is Behr Ultra Eggshell finish “Porpoise”. Ottoman is 24″. For the curtains, I googled “DIY Painted Curtains” and found a tutorial. I created my own pattern on white Target curtain panels and used blue painter’s tape and painted directly on the fabric. Warning, they are a little stiff,but hopefully will get less stiff as time goes on. Good luck!!

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    This is soooo fun!! I love everything about it! I’m in the process of completing my 6 week olds nursery…yellow, gray, and teal :) His crib set is the yellow chevron…I still have a few things left to add and when I saw the ottoman I got so excited!!! I’ve been looking for one and have had no luck…but…I already looked on the etsy listing and she makes it in yellow!! Yippee!! Again…fantastic job!

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    Love the nursery! How did your husband attach the book shelves to the wall? My husband is really handy too and hoping to build something similar.


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    The paint color that I used for the curtains and the frames was left over from the closet. It is Behr Paint “Jamaica Bay”. My husband pre-drilled holes in the shelves and then screwed them into studs and then covered the holes.

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    I love your nursery. It should be published in a magazine. I knew it would be
    spectacular just like the two of you. Uncle Dave told me HE can’t wait until
    baby Durkin arrives. This baby will be overwhelmed with all the love he will
    be getting. Even your post picture is perfect. Love, Aunt Jane and Uncle Dave

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    Lauren it looks great. I love the colors. The book shelves are really nice, and the pattern on the ottoman is great. Jeff did a wonderful job with the wainscotting. Can he come to my house?

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    Hi, Congratulations!! What an exciting time for everyone.
    The room is beautiful – I love the colors – very different and unique.
    To know you both worked on it makes it more special.

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    Love love love all the little details!!! Expecting my first June 3 and really love how you made it a room to grow into:) May have to “borrow” some of your accessory ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    This is so inspiring! I was wondering more about your closet organizer. Is this something your husband built or did you purchase a kit from somewhere? I just took the doors off my daughters closet and painted it fuschia. I would love to have a organizing system like that! Thanks for any help you have.

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    My husband and I have the Full Circle bedding, as well, and couldn’t decide on a wall color. I absolutely am IN LOVE with the grey!

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    My husband built the closet shelves from mdf and attached the moldings. We drew out what we wanted the closet to look like and he measured everything. You could buy an ourganizer system though, it would look similar!

    I’m in love with our paint color, too. It really goes with the bedding.

    Thanks again for all of the compliments!!

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    The colors in this room are amazing! You mastered the art of color. I love this room simply for that reason.

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    LOVE! I really want something like this for my baby. The room’s paint is teal in my case, our bedroon is that grey :D

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    How did you attach the glider part to the bottom of the chair? I have seen another person change their ikea chair but they bought a swivel rocker base so it doesn’t actually glide.

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